Troop 4 Newsletter

Waukesha Unit Service Area - Potawatomi Area Council Volume 14 - Issue 3 March 2017

Upcoming Events

March 2017
5... NYLT Ice Cream Social
7... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
8... Roundtable 7 pm
12... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
14... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
15... P1 Pinewood Derby
16... P22 Crossover
17-19... March Outing
19... P13 Pinewood Derby
19... Swim Test
21... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm
28... Troop Meeting 6:30 - 8 pm

April 2017
4... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
5... Roundtable 7 pm
9... ILST 1-5 pm
9... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
11... Fundraiser Forms Due
18... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
21-23... Troop Shoot
21-23... OA Section Conclave
25... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm

May 2017
2... PLC Meeting 6:30 pm
3... Roundtable 7 pm
7... Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
9... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
16... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
19-21... OA Spring Conference
23... Troop Meeting 6:30 pm
28... Jarod B’s Eagle COH

March Scouting For Food & Swimming Pre-Test Outing
March 17-19, 2017

We’re having a backyard campout to shakedown from the winter. This is a fabulous first outing for our new scouts. We’ll be working on scout skills, learning how to set up tents and becoming familiar with troop equipment, and bonding as a patrol.

Scouting For Food bag pickup is March 18 and will happen as part of the outing. If you are only coming for Scouting for Food, please be at ETC by 9 am on Saturday.

This is an important outing if you’re going to summer camp -- the swimming tests for camp will be done during the outing.

Swim Test: Sunday, March 19 @ Whitewater Aquatics Center -- Be there in swim suits at 11:45 AM -- we are testing immediately upon their opening at noon, so we need to be ready to be in the pool at that time.

Cost: $30 / person (swim test only: $8 / person)

Troop Shoot
April 21-23, 2017

Enjoy a fun weekend of shooting competitions. All scouts 12 and over are invited to participate in Troop Shoot. (Some familiarity with shooting is recommended as there will not be time for instruction.) Participate in individual and team shooting contests.

Not 12? The troop invites you to come along and work on scout skills and enjoy the outdoors. Older scouts who don’t want to shoot, you’re invited to come as well.

Cost: $68 / Troop Shoot Scout (includes all ammunition , t-shirt- and lunch/dinner on Saturday)
$28 / Adult
$20 / Non-shooting Scout

Bring a bag lunch for Friday’s dinner.

Spring Fundraiser
Sale Runs: March 17 through April 11, 2017

Products being sold: Pecatonica Popcorn, Berres Brothers Coffee, Racine Kringles, and Aunt Marie’s Classic Cheesecakes.

Forms and Money are due back to the troop by April 11.

Product Pick Up: Wednesday May 10 from 5 pm to 7 pm in the back parking lot. ** All products must be picked up at this time because they require refrigeration. **

Sea Base Adventures

Both Troop 4 and Crew 4 are going to Sea Base in 2018!

The Crew’s adventure (Bahamas) is already wait-listed. There are still spaces for youth on the Troop’s adventure (SCUBA).

We need your sign-up and $100 deposit by MARCH 24, 2017. Even if you RSVP’d to Mr. Landquist or Mr. Dirr, you need to pay the $100 to keep your spot.


Tyler V
Tim S
Dylan W
Mike R
Nate S


Welcome to all the new scouts that are joining Troop 4!

P22’s will be March 16.

Pinewood Derbies

It’s getting to be that time of year again. We’re starting to add Pinewood Derbies to the Troop Calendar.

March 15 - P1 - 6 pm - Hillcrest Elementary School
March 19 - P13 - 12 pm Pewaukee High School

Service Opportunities

March 18 - Scouting For Food
Highway Clean Up - 3 over the course of the spring/summer/fall - watch for dates!

Summer Camp
June 25 - July 1, 2017

Summer Camp at Camp Long Lake is just around the corner. Summer Camp signups are now available. The early fee deadline is February 28.

There’s some exciting new things this year: including ATV trails.

Don’t forget that everyone MUST have a Part C (Doctor signed) medical form that is less than 12 months old for camp. Please, parents, when you have the doctor sign it, get them to put the date of their signature, not the last examination -- the camp must use whatever date is with the signature and it needs to be within the 12 months. Also, please WRITE the immunizations on Part B -- do not just include a separate sheet. This is for ease of treatment if anything happens as the camp knows to look at Part B.

March’s Quiz

  1. The strongest winds ever, reaching 318 mph, were documented in Oklahoma as part of what?
  2. What comic said, “as soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero, he no longer is”?
  3. The 1360 Treaty of Bretigny, where France agreed to pay ransom for King John II, crated a temporary peace in what war?

February’s Answers: 1) Hail May. 2) 10. 3) White Light.

Troop Leadership

Committee - Chair
Boni Danner - Chairperson - 542-7002
Liz Danner - Treasurer / Secretary / Web - 574-1140
Jim Anderson - ASM Outings
Matt Danner - ASM Equipment
Karen Anderson - Fundraising
Dean Danner - ASM Advancement
Brian Hagerstrand - Pack Liaison
Jim Voigt
Randy Thomas
Jenny Landquist

Rob Landquist
- Scoutmaster - 262-290-3291

Marie Hagerstrand Asst. Scoutmaster
Tony Hwilka Asst. Scoutmaster
Joe Zomchek Asst. Scoutmaster

Youth Leadership - PLC
SPL - Zach L
ASPL - Jim N
PL (Bionic Ninjas) - Mike P
PL (Bison Clan) - Josh B
PL (Radioactive Squirrels) - Dylan S
PL (Rambunctious Raccoons) - Tanner Z

Charter Organizations
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
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Please contact Liz Danner with items and/or corrections for the newsletter.

Committee Meeting

Next Committee Meeting:
April 9 @ 6:30 pm

Next Round Table:
April 5, 2017 @ 7 pm

Location Change for the March & April Roundtables: They will be at Pewaukee High School in the Cafeteria.

Drop Offs

Anything that is due to the Troop can be dropped off at ETC to Liz or Dean Danner's attention weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm.

Mailing List

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